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M. N. States

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Dates

January 13, 1893 – August 15, 1974

Authorized Form of Name

States, M. N. (Marshall Ney)

Additional Forms of Names

States, Marshall Ney

Biography

Abstract

Ph.D. from University of Chicago. Associate professor and professor of physics, University of Kentucky. Director of research and vice president, Central Scientific Company. Founding member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Important Dates

January 13, 1893Birth, Punxsutawney (Pa.).

1912 – 1916Obtained B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1916 – 1919Instructor in Physics, University of Kentucky, Lexington (Ky.).

1919 – 1920Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Mercer University.

1920 – 1922Assistant in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1922Obtained Ph.D. in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1922 – 1931Associate Professor (1922-29) and Professor of Physics (1929-31), University of Kentucky, Lexington (Ky.).

December 29, 1930Organizing meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). States was elected a member of the first Executive Committee.

1931 – 1950Director of Research (1931-44) and Vice President (1944-50), Central Scientific Company, Chicago (Ill.).

1951 – 1957Chief Scientist, Chicago branch, Office of Naval Research.

August 15, 1974Death.

Occupation

Physicist.

Places

Birth

Punxsutawney (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Employment

Lexington (Ky.)

Lexington (Ky.)

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Absorption spectra.

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Scientific instruments.

Vacuum technology.

Citations

From the manuscript biography for Marshall Ney States, Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Collaborated in founding of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Ph. D. Advisor by Dempster at University of Chicago.

Dodge, Homer L. (Homer Levi), 1887-1983

Collaborated in founding the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-

Collaborated in founding of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Worked together at Central Scientific Company.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Ph.D. advisor at University of Chicago.

Palmer, Frederic, 1878-1967

Collaborated in founding the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Redman, S. L.

Collaborated in founding of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Warner, Glen H.

Collaborated in founding of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Webb, William S. (William Snyder), 1882-1964

Collaborated in founding of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Worked together at University of Kentucky.

Additional

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Studied at University of Chicago together.

Blackwood, Oswald H. (Oswald Hance), 1888-1953

Cheney, Walter Lynn, 1889-

Minor, Ralph S.

Richtmyer, F. K. (Floyd Karker), 1881-1939

Smith, Orrin Harold, 1884-1973

Taylor, Lloyd William, 1893-1948

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

White, Marsh W. (Marsh William), 1896-1999

Wooten, Benjamin

Zemansky, Mark Waldo, 1900-

Institutions

Major Positions

Central Scientific Company

Director of Research and Development and Vice President.

Mercer University

Assistant professor of mathematics.

United States. Office of Naval Research

Chief scientist, Chicago branch.

University of Kentucky. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Instructor; Associate Professor; and Professor of physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association of Physics Teachers

Founding member.

American Institute of Physics

American Physical Society

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics.

University of Pittsburgh. Department of Physics

Obtained BS.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Marshall Ney States, 1963 January 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of M.N. States : oral history, 1963.

Oral History Research Office

Columbia University

Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA

Subject

AAPT records of early history, 1929-1966.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Locke Webster, 1963 January 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frederic Palmer, Jr., 1963 January 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

The coefficient of viscosity of helium and the coefficients of slip of helium and oxygen by the constant deflection method …

Subject

Marshall Ney States Physics Today obituary